Vatican Forgives the Beatles?

From UltimateGuitar.com:

Vatican Finally Forgives The Beatles For Religious Comment: An article in the L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, praised the band saying Lennon’s comment is now considered “meaningless” because of the beauty found in the group’s songs.

Well, at least it take 300 years like it did for Galileo!

Uh…. and Ringo, referring to the clerical sex abuse scandal, followed this up with:

Didn’t the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic? And they’ve still forgiven us?” he said. “I think the Vatican, they’ve got more to talk about than the Beatles.

Yah think??? Hey!, today is the Pope’s birthday. Maybe he’ll give the world a present and resign for the good of the church? Maybe? Right, probably not.

Oh, and for the record, if you watch the interview and listen to John Lennon say it, he was not bragging that the Beatles were somehow bigger, or better, or more important that Jesus. He was lamenting the fact that they seemed to be for the youth of that time, and that it was kind of crazy.

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